Fleet of Angels

In the News

Many thanks to the members of the media who support Fleet of Angels

 by writing about our missions and sharing our goals with the public.

SNN Network News

Michelle Broussard Honick

March 1, 2018

Five years ago, when Elaine Nash formed equine protection organization Fleet of Angels, the only organization with a national network formed to quickly evacuate equines from natural disasters, she had no idea that it would be used for the largest horse rescue in American (and perhaps world) history. . . 

Vernell Hackett

January 2, 2018

Elaine Nash and Fleet of Angels (FOA), the equine protection organization she launched, have been honored with the first ever Equine Welfare Award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. . . .  

Greeley Tribune

Suzie C Romig

July 22, 2017

Orchestrating the nation’s largest rescue of undomesticated horses came hand-in-hand with months of blood, sweat and tears. . . .

Andrea Powell

December, 2017

Every year the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) hosts a Humane Awards Luncheon that praises animal and human heroes. All of them have shown courage, commitment, and passion for animal welfare. This year the Fleet of Angels attended as an honoree.

Award nomination for charity which gets the wheels turning for equines

Horse Talk NZ

Neil Clarkson

February 17, 2016

A nonprofit group which runs a network to enable at-risk horses to be moved affordably across North America has been nominated for a prestigious award.


Fleet of Angels is in the running for the Equine Industry Vision Award, which is given by the American Horse Publications organization. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contribution toward positive changes in the equine industry.



Hilary Hanson

August 7, 2015

“They are a beloved part of Arizona, and are an iconic tourist attraction, drawing people from all over the U.S. and beyond, to see and photograph them in their very unusual way of living,” Elaine Nash, director of Fleet of Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk horses, told The Huffington Post. . . 


August 5, 2015

Elaine Nash . . . told Horsetalk it would be especially sad to remove these particular animals because they had adapted uniquely to their environment.


She said they had become almost a type of “water horse”, like the rare Chincoteague and Assateague ponies on the islands of the US east coast, eating and thriving on river grass and other forage not usually eaten by horses.


“There are great videos and exquisite photos that demonstrate these ‘river horses’ eating river grass, and living in the river itself like no other horses in this country.

“These horses demonstrate their adaptability to their environment in fascinating ways.”

She said she could not imagine these horse having to live out their lives without their river.


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Fleet of Angels News

February 17, 2015

“Many thanks to Elaine Nash for giving up a birthday dinner to save a burro and ultimately calm the nerves of our own, loving, Debbie Coffey!!!” ~ R.T. Fitch


Fleet of Angels ... combine efforts to save wild burros destined for Guatamala


By R.T. Fitch

October 28, 2014

11 once wild burros are safe from a future as beasts of burden, possible abuse and most likely death from being sent to Guatemala (where the BLM had planned to ship them).


Marjorie Farabee and Terry Fitch (The Dynamic Duo from WHFF) protesting in D.C. ~ photo by R.T. Fitch

In a joint effort by Fleet of Angels (thanks Elaine Nash and all the volunteers!). . . 


Debbie Coffey, Host

October 22, 2014

Featuring Elaine Nash of Fleet of Angels and Marjorie Farabee of Wild Horse Freedom Federation


ELAINE NASH, founder and Director of Fleet of Angels, a grassroots movement of horse lovers who own trailers and are willing to help transport equines to safety when their lives are in danger.Fleet of Angels has helped to Keep America’s Wild Equines in America, by helping to find homes & transportation for 100 wild burros that the BLM had planned to ship to Guatemala to become beasts of burden  FOA also provides transportation for evacuating equines from floods, fires, and other natural disasters, organizing post-disaster equine search and rescue missions, coordinating foster careplacement, doing equine fencing and facility repair, coordinating hay drive efforts, and offering other services as needed to save, protect, and care for at-risk equines.


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